Sam Boucha lake trout

Giant lake trout iced

by Justin Hoffman | March 22, 2023

A morning full of mishaps ended with a monstrously large lake trout in the hands of Red Lake resident Sam Boucha.

bait trap

Fixing new bait rules

by Ray Blades | March 16, 2023

In case you haven’t heard, the Ministry implemented a new Bait Management Strategy (BMS) at the start of 2022.

Fly Fishing At The Soo

Fly fishing in The Soo

by Ray Blades | March 13, 2023

Fly fishing for steelhead, Atlantic salmon, and resident rainbow trout on the St. Marys River with OOD Editor/Associate Publisher Ray Blades.

April 2023 cover Feat

April 2023 digital issue available

by Editorial Staff | March 10, 2023

OOD’s April 2023 enhanced digital issue is now available. Read yours today for the latest hunting, fishing, and outdoors content.

Muskie Killer

Speed spinning for muskie

by JP Bushey | March 9, 2023

Very few things in muskie fishing are set in stone. However, high-speed fishing, especially trolling, works.

Fishing Guide And Client Horizontal

Seven reasons to hire a guide

by Lyle Gayder | March 8, 2023

Whether you’re just learning how to fish or already have your local water dialled in, there are many ways to benefit from hiring a guide.

fish in a net

New catch-and-release rules considered

by Steve Galea | March 3, 2023

A proposed change to catch-and-release regulations allowing anglers more leeway to photograph and measure their catch was posted on the ERO.

Fish And Rod On Rock

Ensuring your fish tastes great

by Kathryn Peiman, Adam Weir | March 2, 2023

Factors such as temperature, stress, and dispatch method could be preventing your fish from tasting its best. Here’s why and what you can do.

Lake Erie walleye

Erie walleye streak continues

by Jeff Helsdon | March 1, 2023

The latest Lake Erie assessments should make walleye anglers happy, but the news is mixed for those pursuing perch.